Monthly Archives: August 2009

Some great Youtube clips worth checking out

It’s Monday morning, the shop’s closed, I’ve got a list of chores to do today that’s a mile long, but as I check out Facebook, I see Dave Alvin has made a comment about a clip of Chris Gaffney performing Hickory Wind. The link isn’t posted so I do a search on Youtube first for Chris Gaffney and come up with these gems.

The first couple are clips taken during a Johnny Paycheck tribute at The Elbo Room in San Francisco in 2003, where coincidentally, your Bakersfield & Beyond hosts caught Red Meat and others performing a Buck Owens birthday tribute a few weeks ago. Performing at the Johnny Paycheck tribute show are Red Meat, Chris Gaffney, and Dave Alvin. Check these out:

Then from there I followed links to “related” videos of Red Meat performing in Austin, Texas.

Red Meat in Austin part 2 with a classic Buck song, Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass followed by Sparklin’ Brown Eyes (a song recorded by Wanda Jackson in 1960). Check out Michael Montalto’s guitar at about the 5:13 mark for a clear connection between the west coast country sound and the surf guitar. The song is mis-labeled on the youtube clip as “Rambleshackle Shack.”

And then finally, I made it to Chris Gaffney’s 1977 cover of Gram Parson’s Hickory Wind.

Great stuff!

Okay, two more to add. Classic Wanda Jackson.


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Playlist for Aug. 20, 2009

I’m getting in touch with my femenine side by logging in under Amanda’s account since the AC adapter for my laptop gave up the ghost. A new one is on its way thanks to the fine folks at It’s amazing at how connected we all are. At first, I was a bit panicked, but without being connected electronically to the rest of the world, my day was much more productive, the world didn’t stop turning, and I’ll have a new cord soon enough. I might just designate one day out of my week as e-free – listen to music, ride my bike, walk the dog…

Anyway, what you came here for was to check out the playlist and remember “oh yeah, they played that song that I really enjoyed.” Once again, we had a great time spinning our recently purchased vinyl and operating a device that contained a “laser.” I’ve also really been getting into Fatt Katt and the Von Zippers. I really enjoy listening to the disc we have. Great stuff!

Mike V

(Well that didn’t paste all nice and purty like the other playlists. I’ll clean it up when I get my PC laptop back running. It appears that my Mac doesn’t paste a Word database table with the proper formatting.)

Better now.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plains Records
Bonnie Owens Stop The World Don’t Take Advantage of Me Capitol
Neko Case Brown Eyed Handsome Man Dard Headed Woman: A Celebration of Wanda Jackson Bloodshot
Roger Miller Husbands and Wives Supersongs Columbia
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men Highway 99 Out In California Hightone Records
Buck Owens Smooth Sailing The Country & Western All-Star Round-Up Capitol
John Doe & The Sadies Are The Good Times Really Over For Good Country Club Yep Roc
Red Meat Under The Wrench Alameda County Line Ranchero Records
Penny Marie I’m Not Going To Stay Pre-Release Self
Wynn Stewart My Rosalie The Songs of Wynn Stewart Capitol
Dwight Yoakam Close Up The Honky Tonks Dwight Sings Buck New West
The Blasters Long White Cadillac Trouble Bound Hightone Records
Merle Haggard Mama Tried Mama Tried Capitol
Clarence Williams Grandma Funderbunks Music Box Clarence White Sessions 1966-1968 Ace
Karen Jones Bakersfield Pre-Release Self
Big House Never Ending Train Never Ending Train Big House Records
Penny Marie Down Into Muddy Water Pre Release Self
77 El Deora (Ain’t I A) Handsome Fool Sirens Western Independent Records
Buck Owens Ruby Buby & Other Bluegrass Specials Capitol
Joe Maphis Coffee Break The Amazing Joe Maphis Unknown
Jeff Williams Lay My Head Down Black Days Self/ASR Bakersfield
Fatt Katt & The Von Zippers Rockin & Rollin Tonight That Bakersfield Sound Fattkat Music
Homer Joy Play Me Some Rhythm & Blues Someday It Will Be Country First Stone Productions
Dee Mize Just Leave My World Alone Bakersfield Rebels Ace
Red Meat Lolita Alameda County Line Ranchero Records
Tommy Collins Skinny The Dynamic Tommy Collins Columbia
Meestro Run Away B Sides From B Street Meestro


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